Are you planning to sell your home soon in Simi Valley?  No one needs to remind you of how much work goes into selling a home.  It can be overwhelming.  But you can focus on a few things that will help your home sell faster and get the most return.  Here’s a couple of tips to get you started.

Clean and De-clutter

This may seem obvious, but it’s so important.  First you need to get rid of or store as much clutter as you can.  Some use the “one-year” rule.  If you haven’t used something in the last year and it has no sentimental value, then donate it, sell it, or recycle it. Then store everything else that you don’t use every day.  You want your home to be a clean canvas on which prospective buyer will paint their own vision of how to use the home. The clean, clean, clean! Clean everything top to bottom.  Make your home sparkle and make sure to remove pet odors if any.

Curb Appeal

Even more important than the inside is the outside. You can kill a sale before people even step foot on the property if you don’t have good curb appeal.  Make sure you at least mow the lawn and do basic yard maintenance.  Also freshen up paint on the trim, clean the siding and porch, buy a new doormat, clean the windows, etc.  Ask a friend or your agent for honest advice on how things look.

Sure this is just the beginning.  But making sure you keep up appearances with your home will help it sell much faster.